Didier Drogba is one of the football legends who had words of encouragement for the England captain after England lost out in the quarterfinals of the World Cup 2022 against France. His words do carry weight and help influence opinions in international football.
He is a former French footballer who also carries weight. Born on 11th March 1978, Didier retired as captain of the national team of Ivory Coast. His best playing career was at Chelsea where is holds the title of the fourth-highest goal scorer. Though he retired at the age of 40 in the year 2017, his still remembered as one of the striking players of Chelsea, of the decade between 2010 and 2020. He is known to hold the record of having scored 10 goals in the same number of finals as well as 10 trophies that he won at club levels. His last appointment was as a player and shareholder of the Phoenix Rising team of the United Soccer League.
He is also active in different social issues in Africa. He also became vice president of the Peace and Sport international organization in 2018. Hence, his words of advice and encouragement make an impact in the world of international football. Currently, the Three Lions of England came under criticism when they failed to book a spot for themselves in the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup. However, one of the experts who had positive words to say was Drogba. He backed Kane even though he missed the penalty kick in their game against France. As a result of that, England lost out with a score of 2-1 to the 2018 defending champions of the FIFA World Cup trophy.
He stated that though it is a disappointment he was impressed at how the captain played. He insisted that Kane had shown himself as a true leader and captain on the field. He also said that Kane’s skills were worth watching, how he scored, assisted, held, and lead the team.